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Polyaniline/Pure Carbon Assemblies as Efficient Self-standing Metal-free Oxygen Electrodes in Alkaline Media for Zn-Air Batteries

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A facile design and fabrication of self-standing metal-free polyaniline (PANI)@carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composite membrane was initially proposed by straightforward noncovalent wrapping the polymer around pure CNTs. Without introduction of extra heteroatoms into CNTs, the optimized PANI@CNTs composite exhibits a much better electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) than pure CNTs via favorable interfacial modification with PANI to largely expose the active sites of on the surface of pure CNTs. Besides, it displays good oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance. When directly utilized as bifunctional air electrode without extra additive agents, the composite membrane-enabled rechargeable Zn-air batteries not only deliver a high peak power density (201.9 W g���1) and a large energy density (850.3 Wh kgZn���1), but also present robust cycling performance for 216 cycles with a high energy efficiency of 57.8%.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Wenchao (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Fang, Z., Lin, X., Zhang, W., & Yu, D. (2020). Polyaniline/Pure Carbon Assemblies as Efficient Self-standing Metal-free Oxygen Electrodes in Alkaline Media for Zn-Air Batteries. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 15(10), 1544-1548. doi:10.1002/asia.202000179

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85083456976

Start Page


  • 1544

End Page


  • 1548

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • A facile design and fabrication of self-standing metal-free polyaniline (PANI)@carbon nanotubes (CNTs) composite membrane was initially proposed by straightforward noncovalent wrapping the polymer around pure CNTs. Without introduction of extra heteroatoms into CNTs, the optimized PANI@CNTs composite exhibits a much better electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) than pure CNTs via favorable interfacial modification with PANI to largely expose the active sites of on the surface of pure CNTs. Besides, it displays good oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performance. When directly utilized as bifunctional air electrode without extra additive agents, the composite membrane-enabled rechargeable Zn-air batteries not only deliver a high peak power density (201.9 W g���1) and a large energy density (850.3 Wh kgZn���1), but also present robust cycling performance for 216 cycles with a high energy efficiency of 57.8%.

UOW Authors


  •   Zhang, Wenchao (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Fang, Z., Lin, X., Zhang, W., & Yu, D. (2020). Polyaniline/Pure Carbon Assemblies as Efficient Self-standing Metal-free Oxygen Electrodes in Alkaline Media for Zn-Air Batteries. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 15(10), 1544-1548. doi:10.1002/asia.202000179

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85083456976

Start Page


  • 1544

End Page


  • 1548

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication